Gale, you’re not in District 12 anymore.
Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth is going from playing a poor boy in a post-apocalyptic world to a Brooklyn guy climbing the corporate ladder in upcoming movie Paranoia. The first trailer for the book-based thriller hit the web today.
Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Joseph Finder, Paranoia follows Adam Cassidy, a recent college grad trying to get his career started with an entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. When the CEO (Gary Oldman) enlists him as a company spy and has him steal trade secrets from his rival (Harrison Ford), things start to get messy as he’s caught between two kings of the corporate world.
The trailer has a bit of a Paycheck vibe (sans memory wipe), as Adam gets involved with revolutionary new technology that he decides he must destroy. Also, check out how Adam gets groomed to play the part of young corporate hotshot — with the preppy polo shirts, crisp expensive suits, and parted hair, it looks like The Social Network‘s Winklevoss twins were actually meant to be the Winklevoss triplets.
Watch the trailer, which debuted on Yahoo.com, below:
Paranoia (yes, that’s what it’s called even if that trailer didn’t seem to feature much paranoia) also stars Richard Dreyfuss, Amber Heard, and Josh Holloway. Directed by Robert Luketic (21, Legally Blonde), the Relativity Media film opens on Aug. 16, 2013.
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